Heroic refugee saves drowning man celebrating German Carnival

The Rhine river in the western German town of Krefeld. © Ina Fassbender
Don’t expect this story to be shared on the anti-migrant hate sites popping up around Europe, but people who aren’t xenophobic are celebrating one refugee’s Sunday heroics in Germany.

A 21-year-old Pakistani walking with a friend in the city of Krefeld spotted a man fall into the Rhine river while urinating, the Local reported, citing a German police report.

After telling his friend to contact emergency services, the migrant jumped into the chilly waters and bravely rescued the 20-year-old "Krefelder" who had been one of the 80,000 people at the local Karneval celebration.

Police described the rescue as a "selfless" act.

The unnamed migrant currently lives in a communal refugee home in the city.

Both men emerged from the water uninjured.

The only arrest made during Krefeld’s Karneval was of a local man, police say.

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